Counter Terrorist Awareness Advisor

  • Part time
  • Dorset, Uk
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • July 13, 2022
  • £27,432 - £29,331 pr

Counter Terrorist Awareness Advisor

Do you have experience of devising and delivering presentations and training?

Are you an excellent communicator with good negotiating skills to influence and persuade stakeholders and partners?

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Counter Terrorist Awareness Advisor (CTAA).

This is a key role delivering counter terrorism (CT) security awareness advice throughout the South West in accordance with the national CT strategy, protecting the region against attack.

In support of the regional CT Security Advisors (CTSAs) you will be expected to devise, arrange and deliver terrorism and extremism related training and protective security briefings, in the form of bespoke presentations or nationally designed products such as ACT awareness.

In this role, your Main Responsibilities will be:

  • In consultation with Counter Terrorism Security Advisers and managers to proactively identify audiences and customers for delivery of CT protective security awareness advice throughout the SW region.
  • To proactively travel and visit identified and potential customers to maximise delivery, liaising around the content, co-ordination and delivery of Counter Terrorism awareness whilst arranging follow-up for subsequent events. Key customers to include: emergency services, national and local government, crowded places, sites holding hazardous materials, domestic extremism targets and national infrastructure.
  • To both deliver and support the delivery by Counter Terrorism Security Advisers of terrorism and extremism related threat assessments and protective security briefings, in the form of bespoke presentations or nationally designed awareness products.
  • To deliver internal Counter Terrorism training of groups to include: student police officers, PCSOs, Special Constables, communications staff and any other groups identified through the Counter Terrorism Security Advisor network.
  • To support the South West regional Counter Terrorism Security Advisor network by promoting customer awareness of the terrorist threat and develop positive ongoing relationships with internal and external client groups and partners.
  • To complete, maintain and submit, accurate and timely records of awareness activity, for Management Information Returns (MIR).
  • To maintain a comprehensive evaluation record of personal training and performance, along with records of activity with clients and a contact databases.
  • Represent the Force, Region or CTSA network, at the request of the CTSA supervisor


Skills, Experience and Qualifications required:

  • You will ideally hold a full driving licence or be able to travel around the south west area using alternative transport as travel around the South West will be necessary for this post.
  • You will be required to successfully pass any relevant CTAA training course designated by NaCTSO and to acquire and maintain a minimum of an AET (Award in Education and Training) qualification. Failure to achieve these could result in the termination of employment.
  • A clearly evidenced experience of devising and delivering presentations and training.
  • A good standard of computer literacy and ability to produce typed and written reports to a deadline.
  • Experience of problem solving methodology and practice.
  • A record of high level influencing and persuading of stakeholders and partners, using good negotiating and interpersonal skills.
  • Good knowledge of current affairs and global counter terrorism matters is desirable along with experience of working within a police, governmental or other counter terrorism environment.

This post is an Avon and Somerset post and could be based in the estate at Dorset or Wiltshire depending on the successful candidate but please note that you would be expected to travel (in works time/expense) to cover both areas.

For more information regarding the role, please contact

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.

You must be a British citizen to work for the department. If you hold dual nationality, one component of which is British, you may also be considered. However, if successful, you may be asked to relinquish your non-British nationality (and any entitlement you may have to a foreign nationality) as a condition of your confirmation of appointment with the department. One of your parents should also be British or have substantial ties to the UK. In the latter instance; substantial ties means that your parent is a citizen of a British Overseas Territory, a Commonwealth citizen, US citizen, EEA citizen, British national or citizen overseas, and they would need to have demonstrable connections with the UK by way of family history or have been resident here for a substantial period of time.

If you’re already married to, or cohabiting with, a person who isn’t a British citizen, you may still be eligible for employment at the discretion of the department. You should note however, that marriage to, or cohabitation with, a person who isn’t a British citizen after appointment may, in some circumstances, result in the withdrawal of security clearance and subsequent transfer to another department, or (if this is not possible or the officer does not wish to transfer) dismissal. Each case will be considered on its merits, taking into account the ties between the person involved and the United Kingdom.


Work on a bank or public holiday as part of the normal working week will be compensated in line with conditions of service.

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 Why work for Avon and Somerset Police?

Avon and Somerset Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Avon and Somerset is the force for you.

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Avon and Somerset Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible Working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

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Blended Working/ Hybrid Working

Avon and Somerset Police encourage flexible working where operationally possible.
This role has been identified as a blended role.
The successful candidate for this role will have the opportunity to work from home whilst also at a secondary work location, which will be a police premises. The successful applicant will have the option to discuss working arrangements with their line manager. For more information please see attached the blended working principles. All applicants must reside within the UK.

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    £27,432 - £29,331 pr
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